Published: Sun, July 15, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

25 arrested after mob lynches man over WhatsApp rumour in India

25 arrested after mob lynches man over WhatsApp rumour in India

In a video that has since gone viral, a mob can be seen surrounding the four men and later dragging them out of their overturned vehicle. The group was travelling in a auto and stopped near a government school for a break in the Kamalnagar police station area.

This was the third such incident in the state. Some villagers thrashed the three men and some others recorded it on their cellphones and immediately sent it to friends in the next villager.

Police inspector Dileep Sagar said around 50 people were involved in the attack on Mr Azam, 27, and a relative, with the pair having been spotted offering chocolates to children in a remote village.

"When they stopped for tea near a school at Murki village in Aurad taluka at about 4.30 pm, they saw school children heading home".

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This incident took place in the evening of Friday, 13th July when four friends were going from Hyderabad to Bidar. They offered chocolates to some children walking from Handikera to the tanda. One of the men offered the kids some candies, after which the locals assumed that they were trying to abduct the children. "The residents of Murki set-up road blocks to ensure the vehicle had to stop and waited for the four men to arrive", the police added. "They were stopped by a mob at another village and assaulted", Mr Mohd Aslam, Azam's younger brother said.

Police in India have arrested 25 people after a man was lynched by a mob following rumours on Whatsapp that he was child abductor. They could finally extricate them. Mohammed Azam Ahmed of Malakpet in Hyderabad, died on the spot, while a Qatari national, Salham Eidal Kubaisi (38), and Noor Mohammed and Mohammed Salman from Barkas in Hyderabad suffered injuries.

It was reported that a cop appealed to the mob not to beat them. Though the National Crimes Records Bureau (NCRB) does not specifically track lynchings, the incidence of mob killings and vigilantism has been on the rise. According to reports, the video was made in Karachi, Pakistan, and was meant to be a promotional video on child safety. Social media users have been expressing their anger and outrage on what has become a big malaise plaguing the Indian society.

Locals mistook them for child-lifters and started attacking them. The villagers, who presumed the visitors to be child lifters, attacked them.

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